What We Did in Waco

Would you believe I had never been to Texas before? I’d flown through it, but never been outside of the airports. If you saw Andrea or Laura’s posts yesterday, then you already have a good idea of what we did in Waco, but I can’t not tell you my version. It was just soooo much fun. It was even better than I imagined, I think in great part to the company I was with.

Waco

Our little blogging group started last year in Nashville. We had so much fun, we decided to make it a yearly outing. This year landed on giving Austin a whirl, and with Waco so close, we could kill two birds with one stone. Chrissy wasn’t with us until Saturday, so she missed our big day in Waco.

Magnolia Market
Waco

We started out at Magnolia Table. We got there pretty early, but the wait was already an hour and 45 minutes. We put our name on the list and proceeded to check out the walk up area off to the side. You could get some of the restaurants offerings, so we grabbed some biscuits and strawberry butter, coffee and sat down for a few. Y’all, these biscuits were some kind of good. I only at a few bites #becausepacingmyself, but the bites I did have were definitely worth the calories. Once we’d had the biscuits, we decided to forgo the actual restaurant. We had a time scheduled for a Waco tour and needed to move on.

Waco Texas

So let’s get this straight right off the bat. If you go to Waco, Do.The.Tour. I promise you won’t regret it. It only lasts 2.5 hours, but they pack a lot in. We had the two cutest tour guides who learned our names and made each and everyone of us feel involved. It was very interactive and a total riot. The WACO Tour Co. was started by one of the homeowners from Fixer Upper. It’s a Christian company and they prayed over our group before we headed out. I absolutely loved that.

Waco
UNCOMMON GROUNDS
Waco

We covered a lot of ground in the cute little town of Waco.

  • History for things in WACO…Like did you know Dr. Pepper was born there? #thedrinkthatis
  • Baylor University is a beautiful campus
  • We visited the Creamery and Common Grounds, both owned by a couple who appeared on Fixer Upper. Remember the Shotgun house? Yeah, that was there’s.
  • We were all surprised to learn most of the Fixer Upper houses are now AirBNB’s. Can you imagine if people were constantly cruising by your home and gawking?
Magnolia Market

We did what we do best…besides talk that is. LOL We ate! See the biscuit and strawberry butter? Yum. For lunch we hit the food trucks at Magnolia. I got the grilled cheese with tomato soup, and it was delicious. Here’s another tip. Get the lunch combo of soup and sandwich. We assumed it would be half a sandwich and soup, because it was only $1 more than the sandwich alone. We were so surprised when we got a whole sandwich along with the soup. Now for my most important piece of advise. Listen up!!! When you go to the bakery, stick with what you know. In other words, get the chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and the chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting. I got both of these, and some of the other got various other cupcakes that were just ehhh. Mine on the other hand were
D E L I C I O U S!

Waco
Waco
ON THE SIDE OF THE BAKERY

Our weather was great. Perfect for all our sweaters, but not cold.

Waco Texas

Harp Design Company (owned by Clint Harp who makes wood pieces for Joanna). There were so many cute things in his shop and I wanted to bring most of it home, but managed to restrain myself. But that Merry Christmas sign over the hearth. I would love to have that!

Waco
JIMMY DON HOLMES

We stopped by a little pop up shop that had some of Jimmy Don’s metal work, and he popped in the van long enough to meet us. A very genuine and talented guy.

Waco

We’re all suckers for old trucks, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have a picture take by this one. I brought home a glass ball ornament that has this little green truck in it, so every year when I put it on my tree, I know I have warm memories of this day.

Not gonna’ lie friends, I’m really feeling we need 2 trips a year!!!! Every time I tell someone about it, my face and HEART light up!!! Maybe next week I’ll share a little more of our adventures with you. I don’t want to wear you out with this, especially since many of you probably follow at least several of us. Thanks for coming along via Instagram and now the blog. I wish we could all take one big trip together. How fun would that be?

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31 Comments

  1. Kellyann
    November 12, 2019 / 2:17 am

    Great round up my friend! It was such a great day, honestly the best!!! I agree we need more than one trip a year, I could another weekend away right about NOW!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  2. Kellyann
    November 12, 2019 / 2:17 am

    Great round up my friend! It was such a great day, honestly the best!!! I agree we need more than one trip a year, I could another weekend away right about NOW!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • November 19, 2019 / 8:27 pm

      It really was the best. I smile every time I think about it. XO

  3. Living on Cloud Nine
    November 12, 2019 / 4:56 am

    I LOVE IT!!!! You covered it beautifully my friend. Funny you mention about the AirB&B’s which I forgot, because a reader told me her friend stayed in the little blue house last week!!! Crazy. Also, that Merry Christmas metal sign at Clint’s…..identical at Hobby Lobby for $20, I got it for over the bed in the Christmas bedroom. Have a beautiful day my gorgeous friend!! xo

    • November 19, 2019 / 8:27 pm

      I wish I had wall space for that sign. Next house!?

  4. November 12, 2019 / 5:24 am

    Oh my goodness you ladies had so much fun ! I’ve never been to Magnolia and it’s now on my bucket list ! Loved following along on Instagram insta stories !

  5. November 12, 2019 / 7:24 pm

    It’s so heart warming to see the friends we can make through this platform. I just love how you all are so close and warm!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

  6. lisacindallas
    November 12, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    I am from Belton, 40 miles from Waco. I met my college friends in Waco last January and while having lunch (from the food trucks at Magnolia), I met so many people – one couple on their honeymoon. It’s bizarre to me to see so many people (we even met internationals) come to our little neck of the woods. I must beg to differ – I’m not a sweet person but every cupcake I’ve had from the bakery has been delish.

    • November 19, 2019 / 8:27 pm

      How fun to live so close and be able to visit easily. XO

  7. November 12, 2019 / 4:31 pm

    Well, OF COURSE we want to read your version, too! So much so that I’m sharing it tomorrow on my blog! Ugh! Seeing all your pics made me realize how many I forgot to post (I got in a rush!) and makes me sad that we had to say good-bye! Less than 365 days, right?? EEK!

    • November 19, 2019 / 8:27 pm

      Reliving it is so wonderful. I truly wish we could do it a couple times a year. XOXO

  8. November 12, 2019 / 7:24 pm

    It’s so heart warming to see the friends we can make through this platform. I just love how you all are so close and warm!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

  9. November 12, 2019 / 7:43 pm

    It’s so fun reading all your posts! Waco looks like so much FUN!! All the cute stores and delicious food are calling my name!

    • November 19, 2019 / 8:22 pm

      We had the best time!!! I hope you get to go one day! XO

  10. November 12, 2019 / 8:08 pm

    Clearly we are going to have to go back to Waco. It was 114 heat index the five minutes we were there this summer! So it was a whirlwind visit. And I didn’t know a thing about the tour, so have to go back to do that. It was a little hard with the grands but by next summer they will be older…but then we’ll have a new baby grand, too!!
    I had wondered where Chrissy was. Sorry she missed your first day of shenanigans but know she made up for lost time once she got there. So fun following along for your adventures.

    • November 19, 2019 / 8:22 pm

      Oh my goodness, yes! You absolutely have to go back. AND another baby…how wonderful!! XO

  11. November 13, 2019 / 5:53 am

    Such fun memories….just don’t know how in the world I am going to make it a year!! I did find out the Beauty Counter conference is in SF in March….now if I can sell, sell, sell enough to qualify maybe I won’t have to wait a year!!

  12. Gina Daily
    November 13, 2019 / 7:19 am

    Looks like you all had a blast!! And you definitely know how to pick places with amazing food. Those biscuits – yum!!!

  13. Pam
    November 13, 2019 / 8:47 am

    Looks so much fun. Great tips on what to do when visiting. Thanks for sharing.

  14. November 16, 2019 / 8:08 am

    Oh my gosh, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to visit Waco and Magnolia someday. I’m so jealous. I can’t believe that about the Fixer Upper homes though. Shocking.

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